Port of Melbourne appoints new CEO

  • Former CEO of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade takes charge of Australian port

The Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) has appointed Nick Easy as its new CEO, the Victorian Coalition Government has announced.

Mr. Easy, as well as previously working for the PoMC in senior management, worked in local government for a decade, and most recently as CEO of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) leading an organization of 2,300 staff delivering emergency services to the Victorian community.

“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Nick Easy as the CEO of the PoMC, following the PoMC Board recommendation,” said the Australian minister for ports, David Hodgett.

“Mr. Easy previously worked at the Port of Melbourne in a number of senior executive positions, where he also oversaw the Channel Deepening Project.”

“He will step into his new role at a critical time for the port in its growth.”

“With the AU$1.6 billion Port Capacity Project underway, Mr Easy takes on the position at a time when the Victorian Coalition Government is committed to increasing the capacity of our container trade, and cementing Victoria’s position as the freight and logistics capital of Australia.”

The Port of Melbourne Board undertook an extensive recruitment and selection process, according to the Port of Melbourne Corporation chairman Mark Birrell, and was very pleased to recommend Nick Easy to the Victorian Government for appointment.

“The Board looks forward to Nick commencing in the role and provide strong leadership to the Corporation at this important time for the Port of Melbourne,” said Birrell.

Nick Easy is expected to take up his position in March 2014. Ms Caryn Anderson has been appointed as Interim CEO.

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